The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance (Paperback)

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The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance By Dennis Kennedy (Editor) Cover Image
By Dennis Kennedy (Editor)


Ranging from ancient Greek tragedies to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and indeed around the globe, The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance provides a gold mine of information for both the theater-going public as well as professionals in the field, with an all-embracing approach that encompasses drama and musical, opera and film, dance and radio, and non-dramatic performances including circuses, carnivals, and parades. Based on the celebrated two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, this compact, affordable Companion features more than 2,400 up-to-date entries, covering styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions, and traditions--with a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics. Editor Dennis Kennedy has significantly updated the timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theater and performance, and he has added an appendix of useful weblinks, which are supported and accessible through a companion website. Finally, the book includes many new entries that cover the people and companies who have come into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia.

About the Author

Dennis Kennedy is Beckett Professor of Drama Emeritus at Trinity College, Dublin.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780199574575
ISBN-10: 019957457X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2011
Pages: 689
Language: English
Series: Oxford Paperback Reference